Traffic: Signs of Color

The highways and byways of the U.S. may be sporting a profusion of new color. That, at least, is the recommendation of the National Joint Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, an organization dedicated to doing something about the welter of traffic signs dotting the nation's 3,700,000 miles of roadways. They found that the multitude of hard-to-read signs has become a major cause of traffic accidents, confounding many motorists into panicking, abruptly switching lanes or coming to sudden halts. Says Committee Vice Chairman Charles W. Prisk:

"The principle is that you just must not surprise the driver at 70 m.p.h.—or...

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